Less-Mess Bacon: How to Make Perfectly Crispy Bacon Without Tons of Grease Spatter
Once you've mastered our simple technique, you'll never make bacon on the stovetop again.
This spatter-free oven technique puts the "bake" back in bacon. It's also perfect for entertaining because you can cook multiple batches at the same time. Just remember that the timing will vary depending on whether you're using thick-cut bacon or regular sliced bacon like our pick, Pure Farmland Uncured Bacon.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper, then lay the bacon strips flat, making sure pieces do not overlap. If you're seeking extra-crisp bacon, place a wire rack on top of each baking sheet and lay the bacon strips on top of the rack.
- Bake until crisp and browned, 15 to 18 minutes, or desired doneness, rotating the sheets once.
- Transfer strips to a paper towel to drain.
Can't get enough bacon? Try this technique out while making one of our favorite bacon recipes. While we'll always love a side of bacon with a stack of fluffy pancakes or a few perfectly scrambled eggs, there are plenty of unexpected ways to enjoy this cured meat at breakfast or brunch. One of our favorites? Make a Savory French-Toast BLT: An open faced sandwich made with one slice of French toast, plenty of lettuce and tomato, and a good serving of bacon, it's the perfect way to start the morning.
Although we can all agree bacon is the ultimate breakfast side, we believe this salty bite shouldn't be saved just for the morning. As an appetizer, enjoy Baked Camembert with Bacon, Rosemary, and Pine Nuts. It's crowd-pleasing and impressive but surprisingly easy to put together. Want more bacon at lunch? You can't go wrong with our Bacon Macaroni and Cheese. Bacon goes well with dinner, too. Pair Grilled Corn with Bacon with your favorite cheeseburgers, or make a big pot of Fresh Angel-Hair Pasta with Bacon and Peas. Your family will devour either, guaranteed.